TCDA History
Join Us in Celebrating 60 Years of TCDA History in San Antonio July 23-26, 2015! Stay tuned for more information on our big Birthday Celebration.

TCDA was founded in 1955. The first two TCDA Conventions were held in Dallas, and all Conventions since have been in San Antonio. There were no elected officers until 1957; the first two Boards served for only one year. Since 1957, Boards have served two-year terms. TCDA thanks former Executive Director Marvin J Pollard for his help in gathering information from TCDA's early years.

Lest We Forget, "A Pantheon of Texas Choral Directors" Part I and Part II.

History of TCDA Logos

1959  1961  1981  1983-1995

1995-2005  2005    2006 - Present


Past Presidents

Earl Tom Keel, 1957 B R Henson, 1958
Buddy Fuhrr, 1959-1961 Mike Johnstone, 1961-1963
Cloys Webb, 1963-1964 Karl Hickfang, 1965-1967
Jim Casey, 1967 Jack Glover, 1969-1971
James Ramsey, 1971-1973 Ken Fulton, 1973-1975
Jim Shephard, 1975-1977 Melva Sebesta, 1977-1979
Rosemary Heffley, 1979-1981 Carroll Barnes, 1981-1983
Nick Boltz, 1983-1985 Loyd F Hawthorne, 1985-1987
Glenda J Casey, 1987-1988 Bobbie Douglass, 1989-1991
Jan Juneau, 1991-1993 Debbie Helm Daniel, 1993-1995
Randy Talley, 1995-1997 Marsha Carlisle, 1997-1999
John Hemmenway, 1999-2001 Donald Bailey, 2001-2003
Michael O'Hern, 2003-2005 Danny Detrick, 2005-2007
Bob Horton, 2007-2009 Amy Allibon, 2009-2011
Jeff Rice, 2011-2013